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Ponting will be tough

Australia captain Ricky Ponting has warned his new Pakistan counterpart Salman Butt his side will look to make 'life as tough as possible' for him in his first Test as skipper at Headingley on Wednesday.
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Butt set to lead

Salman Butt says he will be an honoured when he leads out Pakistan as captain for the first time in Wednesday's second Test against Australia at Headingley.
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Dutch down Bangladesh

Half-centuries from opener Eric Szwarczynski and middle-order batsman Wesley Barresi secured The Netherlands a six-wicket win over Bangladesh with seven balls to spare in the rain-affected one-day international in Glasgow.
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Sehwag makes a stand

Opener Virender Sehwag struck an unbeaten 98-ball 85 as India reached 3-140 by stumps on day three of the first Test in Galle in response to Sri Lanka's 8-520 declared.
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Clarke expects a fight

Australia vice-captain Michael Clarke expects Pakistan to fight back strongly in this week's second Test at Headingley.
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New breed of cricketers

New Zealand Cricket has axed four players from its list of 20 players offered contracts for the 2010-11 season.
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Swann Ashes danger

Australia legend Shane Warne ranks England 's Graeme Swann as the world's most improved cricketer and believes he has the ability to spin his side to a famous Ashes victory this winter.
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Injuries strike Aussies

Australia remains confident of fielding an unchanged side in the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley this week despite two fitness concerns.
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Rain denies Scots

Scotland were denied the opportunity to pit themselves against a Test-playing nation as their one-day international against Bangladesh fell victim to the weather.
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Rain wins the day at Galle

The second day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and India at Galle has been called off due to heavy rain and a wet outfield.
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McKay called up

Victorian quick Clint McKay has been rushed into the Australian Test squad as concerns linger over the fitness of Ben Hilfenhaus.
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Kumar ton guides Lankans

Centuries from captain Kumar Sangakkara and Tharanga Paranavitana put Sri Lanka in control as they reached two for 256 at the end of the opening day of the first Test in Galle.
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Lord's win builds belief

Ricky Ponting insisted Australia is coming to the boil nicely ahead of the Ashes after it completed a seventh straight Test victory.
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Afridi stands down, again

Shahid Afridi will stand down as Pakistan captain after next week's second Test against Australia at Headingley claiming he is a bad example to the rest of the team.
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Test championship in 2013?

England could play host to an inaugural Test championship during the 2013 Ashes summer, the ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat has revealed.
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